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USG Brief

Joseph Digby, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2012


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Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) began its weekly general assembly meeting with an announcement regarding a Case Crew Club-sponsored fundraiser to benefit Relay For Life. USG was asked to help with the event; the representatives will operate a stand providing Ga...

Obama proposes plan to curb tuition hikes

Obama proposes plan to curb tuition hikes

Greg Bokar, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2012


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During his State of the Union address in January, President Barack Obama announced a plan to curb the seemingly endless tuition hikes that have plagued higher education in the past 50 years. According to College Board, the current average price of a private four-year college is $28,500. In comparison,...

CWRU to develop emergency response team

CWRU to develop emergency response team

Sarah Groft, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2012


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Case Western Reserve University is establishing an on-campus Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). This team will be comprised of volunteers trained to serve as auxiliary first-responders during catastrophes. The response team was made possible by a 2010 grant of $568,090 from the U.S. Departmen...

CaseWireless receives significant fix, wireless network updates underway

CaseWireless receives significant fix, wireless network updates underway

Tyler Hoffman, News Editor

February 3, 2012


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While many Case Western Reserve University students spent winter break relaxing, CWRU Information Technology Services (ITS) has been hard at work, as evidenced by the recent breakthrough in CaseWireless, the university’s new wireless network that joined CaseGuest last August. Since its inception,...

University revives free newspaper program

University revives free newspaper program

Greg Bokar, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2012


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After a semester without the popular USA Today Collegiate Readership Program, Case Western Reserve University’s Office of Housing, Residence Life, and Greek Life has reinstated the program for the semester. The program, which was canceled last fall, gives students free copies of The Plain Dealer...

Relay For Life to host Power of Purple next week

Relay For Life to host Power of Purple next week

Tyler Hoffman and Sage Schaff

February 3, 2012


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As the Case Western Reserve University community settles into the spring semester, planning for Relay For Life (RFL) is hitting full stride. The first major event of this semester is called Power of Purple and will take place in Thwing on Friday, Feb. 10 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Power of Purple is essent...

Jolly delivered: campus dining fixture to launch delivery service

Jolly delivered: campus dining fixture to launch delivery service

Joseph Digby, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2012


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Every year, Case Western Reserve University fills its dining halls with thousands of undergraduates, many of whom have only one option: signing up for the meal plan. As the semester marches on, however, many students begin to desire greater variety in dining options. At that point, they begin to seek...

USG Brief

Joseph Digby, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2012


Filed under News, USG Brief

Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) did not meet last Tuesday, Jan. 24. Instead of holding a General Assembly (GA) meeting, it conducted its Spring Retreat to brainstorm and prepare for the semester. When its members came back, they were very motivated, as the GA...

On the Beat

January 27, 2012


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The Case Western Reserve University Police Department would like to say welcome back to all our students, staff, and faculty returning winter break. Hopefully everyone had a chance to rest, recharge, celebrate, and possibly over-eat. Now it is time to keep those New Year’s resolutions to be a better...

Republicans continue search for ideal presidential candidate

Greg Bokar, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2012


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Since the end of last semester, the race for the presidential nomination of the Grand Old Party has excited and opinionated political junkies everywhere. Just this past Saturday, Newt Gingrich managed a sizeable victory over the Republican favorite, Governor Mitt Romney, in the South Carolina primary,...

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